Simpson Millar (London) – Public Law and Human Rights Paralegal

Simpson Millar are looking to recruit two bright and enthusiastic Paralegals to support our Solicitors with public law and human rights cases in our nationally recognised, Public Law and Human Rights department.

You’ll be based in our London office (WC2A 1AP) 2-3 days per week, with the option to work from home for the remainder of the week as part of our flexible working schedule.

What does the team do? We work on legal cases involving public law, community care, claims against public authorities and inquests, including representing victims of trafficking, vulnerable migrants, unaccompanied minors, looked after children and care leavers in a mix of judicial review and civil claims work. Given the sensitivity of the cases, this role is best suited to someone who has experience working with vulnerable clients.

What will you do?

  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Review and draft documents, including correspondence and witness statements
  • Assist in the preparation of bundle
  • Complete legal aid forms and applications
  • Assist with new client enquiries
  • Liaise with clients and other parties by phone, email and in person

You will learn from experienced Solicitors, dedicated to your career development. We offer training contracts and supporting qualifications as part of your personal growth plan.

Salary: £22,400 per annum plus on target bonus

Benefits: 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, the option to buy and sell holidays, hybrid working, company pension, sick pay, life assurance, employee assist program and many more

At Simpson Millar, we provide flexible working and a relaxed dress code, and importantly colleagues who are on hand to assist your development. We’ve branded ourselves as The Open Lawyers, and that’s a commitment to both our clients and our colleagues.

How to join Simpson Millar? Please send us an updated CV and cover letter (this is essential) highlighting your experience to date, both paid and voluntary, and your reason for applying specifically to our Human Rights department. Upon reviewing your application, a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

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The deadline for this vacancy is 5pm, 7th November 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion 

We are actively committed to increasing the diversity of our firm and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented within the profession.